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You would not be entitled to a resale sales tax exemption because you are considered the final purchaser of building materials that you are using in remodeling a house.
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Could you give me pointers to CA SOS website or code sections that discusses the eligibility?
it's not only the sales tax i want to save. With I retail license, i can qualify for wholesale pricing from vendors. I don't mind paying the sales tax. I want to know the requirement and ramification of getting a retail license.
Here is link to a tax board publication. Search for remodelling and you will see the discussion of buying materials to remodel an existing building. If I have answered all your questions please highly rate my answer as that is how I am compensated. Here is the link. https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:_TMhOMBpOFwJ:www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/pub9.pdf+ca+sales+tax+on+building+materials+incorporated+into+a+house&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&a mp;srcid=ADGEESiiDytfX5mWzFkVbl_-Vn6amj4Ndndh5z7O7v2WchfJHj98yedWQxbTxgmzinUC84T3g7bEvBkwNHHbkETpu4eB7kvo2TDh8TuuHFH80UxC1Ck5IbE3bZfykF7oh4sf_Z4a7Pr4&sig=AHIEtbTQZyyqpAXSpV7KstRhOQx_SemlXw
It is Publication 9 from the CA Tax Equialization Board